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Committee Secretly Meets To Discuss Raleigh Convention Center

Posted October 22, 2002 5:25 a.m. EDT

— Some city leaders admit they met secretly last week to talk about the future of the Raleigh Convention Center.

Members of the convention center steering committee reportedly met behind closed doors to discuss a $170,000 consulting contract, which is a violation of the state's open meetings law.

The committee wants to hire consultants to study the cost and potential location of a new convention center.

Members say the meeting was called at the last minute, and they did not intend to exclude the public.